It just shows how bad things have got when Sky News have David Blunkett on for at least five hours to commentate on Blair's departure. I gather Stephen Byers was peforming a similar role on ITV. I could sense the viewers switching off in their thousands. The Evening Standard reckons Blunkers trousered a cool £15,000 for his efforts.
Incidentally, isn't it marvellous how David Blunkett's hair is a completely different colour to his beard. I know how he feels. Many years ago, I grew a moustache. It was a bit ginger. It didn't stay long!
If you're in the South East I'll be discussing Blair's departure on BBC SouthEast at 6.30 tonight, Radio Kent from 8.45am to 10am tomorrow and on the BBC1 Poilitics Show at 12.30 on Sunday as well as the BBC News 24 paper review at 11.45pm on Saturday night. In contrast to Mr Blunkett I'll be able to spash out on a couple of tanks of petrol!